Death in the Pot
During a dearth in Gilgal, there was made for the sons of the
prophets a pottage of wild herbs, some of which were poisonous. When
the sons of the prophets tasted the pottage, they cried out, “There is
death in the pot.” Then Elisha put into it some meal, and its poisonous
qualities were counteracted. (2 Kings
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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